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“Original tastes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Pentola

La Pentola
87 Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 313 1685
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Ranked #12 of 82 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, French, Mediterranean, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: La Pentola established in 1995 has a breath taking panoramic view of Walker Bay, the birthing ground of Southern Right Whales. The perfect venue for executive chef/owner Shane Sauvage's authentic fusion cuisine. All food is prepared to order, using only the very best quality ingredients, real butter, fresh cream and fresh herbs.Yes absolutely no MSG! The menu by internationally renowned executive Chef/ Patron & award winning author Shane Sauvage,comprises of a large variety of fresh seafood (Mozambique Style Prawns, free range cuts of beef (KWV Fillet, hand made pasta, exotic game dishes, a great selection of vegetarian fare (Aztec Mushrooms) and a decadent selection of in-house deserts (Chocolate Terrine). La Pentola offers a Diamond award wine list with a large variety of local and international wines. We are an A la Carte restaurant that also caters for corporate functions, intimate weddings and special occasions. Open Monday to Sunday Lunch & Dinner.
Johannesburg
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Original tastes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stumbled on La Pentola after three failed attempts at finding a place that felt right and that did not have TV's playing. The food was superb. Very creative. The portion sizes are such that you can eat three courses without feeling completely stuffed. The Afro-Centric pastry starter was awesome. The Santorino chicken was tasty and tender. The KWV fillet was perfect. Great service and exceptional food. What more could you want?

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food and wonderful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Were actually sent here by another restaurant that was full and we are so glad they were.What a wonderful experience! The restaurant is on the second floor and so doesnt look much from the outside but offers stunning views over Walker Bay so you can sit and whale watch whilst eating.I had the warthog fillet and my partner had the bobotie and both were absolutely perfect.We were too full for pudding but were brought a teaspoon of sorbet each to cleanse the palate. The staff were all wonderful and very attentive, Shane the chef came out to ask if we were happy with our food which we were and he had a quick chat with us about the local area.As we were heading out he came out again to thank us for our custom and to say next time we should come to Hermanus for longer ( which we definately will God willing).Shane is a true gentleman with a huge talent.Dont miss this restaurant if you are anywhere near Hermanus.I loved the food so much ive just paid quite a large sum of money to buy Shanes cookbook 'The art of fusion' from Amazon in the UK.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Polokwane, South Africa
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“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Lovely restaurant overlooking Walker Bay, food was well-priced and very well presented. We brought our own wine, which proved unnecessary, as they have one of the most comprehensive around. Had a great time and Cameron was an excellent waiter!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“One word: Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Came to Hermanus for shark diving adventure and the town was but a stop closer to Gans Bay than Cape Town. We ended up having an unexpected culinary adventure!
Chef Shane -who came out to greet every table - weaves flavours and textures together that can get even historically picky eaters, like me, to truly enjoy snails, fight my wife for more springbok carpaccio and buy chef's cookbook to try and find a way to replicate thr crocodile curry pastry.
I recommend this restaurant without reservation... it's not the fastest, but they make each dish fresh which is well worth the wait.... (bonus: the wine list is brilliant and VERY local!)
As for prices: ridiculous for the quality.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“"Exxelance"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My Boyfriend and I went to La Pentola Hermanus expecting the best and we got more than the best! From the moment we went inside the restaurant till the moment we left, we had the best experience EVER!!! The staff, the atmospher, the food, the ambiance, everything was Amazing! Can't wait to return to La Pentola Hermanus!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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